Mar. 14th, 2012

  • 10:22 PM
sophistry: ([Avatar] KITTENS)



shaking & crying, etc.

Mar. 13th, 2012

  • 6:15 AM
sophistry: ([GO] get IN angel)
[personal profile] sophistry: Merc
[personal profile] sophistry: tell me I'm not allowed keyword the making-out-on-the-table icon as, 'get IN angel'.
[personal profile] ladysingsthe: f;lskf;lsdkf
[personal profile] ladysingsthe: i'm sorry
[personal profile] ladysingsthe: i cannot
[personal profile] sophistry: welp.

This has been a post about the productive things I do when sick on a Monday night.

Mar. 5th, 2012

  • 4:37 PM
sophistry: ([Tenipuri] *_*)

This episode is a real thing that is happening on my screen.

Powering through Fringe S3...

  • Mar. 5th, 2012 at 2:00 PM
sophistry: ([Tenipuri] *_*)
...and I just felt the urge to let the world know that Anna Torv's Leonard Nimoy impression is causing me to lose it in possibly permanently damaging ways.

This show has gone completely bananas, and I love it.
sophistry: ([Tea] working)
I did another thing! For Chrome and Firefox this time.

Good: Via a bit of URL wizardry, both Dreamwidth and LiveJournal allow you to filter entries by multiple tags, and - in communities - by poster. Awesome!

Bad: The only place these functions are noted on either site is in the FAQs, where you have to go and look up the formulae every time you want to use them. Boo!


DreamCatcher is a filtering tool for Dreamwidth and LiveJournal. It allows you to filter journal entries on either site by:
  • poster

  • multiple tags (and) - all posts tagged with both tag1 and tag2

  • multiple tags (or) - all posts tagged with either tag1 or tag2

CHROME: Chrome users can install the DreamCatcher extension by clicking here.

FIREFOX: Firefox users can use DreamCatcher by snagging the bookmarklets on this page, and dragging them onto their bookmarks toolbar.

Filter on, my fellow geeks, vexed no more by the trials of awkward copy-pasting.

I should note at this point that I know nothing about Javascript, Chrome extensions, or, indeed, anything. At all. So if you spot a bug, please let me know, and I'll do my best to figure out where I messed up.


Jan. 24th, 2012

  • 6:21 PM
sophistry: ([Classics] spqr)
In non-geeky slightly less geeky news, apologies to everyone I was chatting with last night when I vanished! My internets crapped out, and after several rather cross attempts to reconnect, I instead decided to take it as a sign and went to bed.
sophistry: ([Tea] working)
I did a thing!

So, Firefox has an excellent extension called LiveJournal Hook, which adds a right-click menu to the update/comment boxes on LJ, for easy insertion of HTML and site-specific tags. It's compatible with Dreamwidth, and includes the ability to save your own custom bits of text or code to add to the menu.

Chrome, alas, does not have LJ Hook, and there are at present no plans to port it. What Chrome does have is the Insert Text extension, which, similar to LJ Hook, allows you to save custom snippets to a right-click menu and drop them into any text area.

What it also does, is allow you to import pre-configured text snippets.

Take one free afternoon, a cup of common HTML tags, and a liberal dash of LJ & DW-specific markup, mix well, and let set.

LJ Chook )

And voila! I hope this is useful for people; if you find that it is, feel free to link other needy Chrome users back here at will. And if there are any glaring omissions, or you catch a mistake in any of the code snippets, please comment and let me know!


my day in haiku

  • Jan. 4th, 2012 at 2:21 AM
sophistry: (☸ Surprise is on our side)
unfucked the bathroom
(though cupboard can wait for now);
one load of laundry

Tumblr-drying thoughts
on 'The Woman' and last words —
still lots to go there

beef, noodles, cashews:
things that wilt symbolically
in the microwave

invited abroad
to reheat for a few weeks,
(wilt, melt, crisp, unwind)

but without wifi,
a room of one's own ( — The Woman),
I'd murder them all

no time for a nap,
laundry's done and so's this post
terpsichore beatnik

2012 so far

  • Jan. 2nd, 2012 at 6:06 PM
sophistry: (Default)
The Good:

→ Finally finishing unpacking! Look, shut up, I am constitutionally incapable of throwing away useless crap in case I need it some day, so finding space for everything I brought home and chucking out as much as I did is a big achievement! Also, ALL MY BOOKS ARE NOW ON BOOKSHELVES or satisfactory approximations thereof. THIS IS A STATE OF AFFAIRS THAT HAS NOT EXISTED FOR SOME YEARS.

→ Somewhat relatedly: packages! Specifically, ones from [personal profile] silveraspen and [ profile] unravels. Thank you guys so much. I may or may not have gotten a little verklempt in a seasonally-appropriate manner; what is certain is that I am currently keeping my ears warm with a silly hat, and that Full Dark, No Stars has just jumped up to the next spot in my reading list.

→ T-minus 3 days until the premiere of Eternal Law. A genial Good Omens rip-off with Tobias Menzies, Sam West, silly wigs and shitty special effects? BE STILL MY BEATING HEART. I don't know why fandom isn't all over this show - as it is, the entire '#eternal law' tag on Tumblr is basically [personal profile] elb and I screaming joyfully at each other. Get on this, fandom!

The Bad:

→ Finally finishing unpacking. I'm just saying, there's a reason it took me so long. Depressing process, depressing symbolism, depressing drawers full of depressing relics, etc.

→ Family. Never change. Or... do. Yeah.

The Ugly:

→ I am still spitting mad over the Sherlock premiere. Without spoiling anything, it was made all the more bitter by the fact that it was actually amazing!... right up until it plowed head-on into the iceberg of Steven Moffat's misogyny and sank straight to the ocean floor of fail. It's like he and Julian Fellowes had a competition to see who could make the most egregiously offensive holiday special, and oust Ryan Murphy from his throne of prime-time insensitivity. I... I'm so angry, I am mixing metaphors!

I've already spent quite some time ranting about this over on Tumblr (as those of you who follow me are no doubt painfully aware /o\); if I can manage to assemble all my thoughts into a coherent whole, I may post about it here, but, uh. Since I keep devolving into keysmashing and capslock whenever I talk about it, I wouldn't necessarily hold out much hope.

(If you want to talk about it in the comments, though, that is another story altogether. Just saying.)

Dec. 24th, 2011

  • 5:13 AM
sophistry: (⚂ big things)


I'm still figuring out filters and shit over here on Dreamwidth, but this seems as good a time as any to resolve to try and post more often. Or at least, you know, attempt to figure out how to divide up my occasional word-vomit between here and Tumblr without making every single person of my acquaintance want to murder me.


[personal profile] sophistry
Tumblr sophistory

Dec. 22nd, 2010

  • 1:23 PM
sophistry: ([DW] whoop de fuckin' doo)
Ninety percent of flights in and out of Dublin airport are cancelled or delayed due to snow. Unlike most of the rest of Europe, East Midlands airport was doing fine - until an unforecast fuckton of snow fell last night, which is still coming down. Ryanair flights are getting cancelled left, right and centre, including one that was supposed to go out to Dublin this morning. I am physically wearing nearly every single piece of clothing I am bringing home in order to be able to also bring (about half of) the books I need to study and people's Christmas presents, and to not get thereby charged £20 for every kilo over the 15kg limit for checked baggage. My cabin baggage weighs 10kg - all books, none leisure.

Scheduled take-off: 4 hours, 15 minutes.

Airport coach departure: 1 hour.

Taxi ETA: 25 minutes.

Let's do this thing.

P.S. I got a First on my Mod I essay. Top 5% of the class, bitches.

Dec. 16th, 2010

  • 10:44 PM
sophistry: ([Aubreyad] i'm not crazy i swear)
Sooo. Updating fail, much?

Well, okay, not precisely. Those of you who have me friended on Facebook (and who check it with any regularity) will have noticed an uptick of approximately 34958304% in my updates since, oh, the end of September. What can I say; I may have had principles once, but Facebook is how pretty much everyone on the course communicates with each other, and... well, I suppose there are only so many banal updates about lectures and icy weather and the eternal battle for copies of library books that I can make in a given week. Go figure!

Anyway, I'm not even going to try and sum up. Tomorrow is the last day of term, and the past few weeks have been almost ridiculously intense (rants for another time: Collections Trust RAEG, and how very much I would love a consistent class schedule), so everyone is pretty much staggering blindly towards the finish line at this point. However! Good things:

- Today was a field trip to Cambridge with my fellow Digital Media & Curatorship special option-ers and my favouritest favourite professor, whom I am pretty certain subsists on pure enthusiasm and glee. I didn't get to go check out any of the gorgeous college architecture or the like, but that's just because - even though everything between noon and 4pm was optional, to allow us to go exploring - about 90% of us just ended up following Favourite Professor around from museum speaker to museum speaker like a line of adoring, starry-eyed ducklings. Also he handed out juice boxes on the bus ride back. JUICE BOXES. ♥________________♥ so absurdly charmed, I can't even. dsflkjasldkfjalsdf

- Tomorrow, we get to spend the entire afternoon in groups developing final pitches for digital media applications/projects for a local museum. There are three different groups with three different concepts - and since this is for Favourite Professor, everyone is super into it, but also super competitive. EXCITED. (Ours is totally the best. Totally. WE WILL WIN HIS APPROVAL.)

- I get to go home on Wednesday! My own bed! A tv! Christmas tree! Someone to cook my meals and do my laundry for a whole three weeks! Though I will totally attempt a butternut squash pie if I can locate the ingredients/remember how to work our oven. Plan for next year: adopt an American so we have an excuse to celebrate Thanksgiving and make pumpkin pie.

- It was so cold when we trickled off the bus this evening that when I inhaled, my teeth hurt. MY TEETH AREN'T EVEN THAT SENSITIVE. Fortunately, ginger wine exists for just such occasions. Mmmm, spicy warmth in my belly.

Nov. 22nd, 2010

  • 9:25 AM
sophistry: ([Aubreyad] WHAT NOW.)
Internet cut out for most of the night, and then a fire drill at 9am on a Monday morning? Seriously, Leicester? Seriously?

Nov. 21st, 2010

  • 12:19 AM
sophistry: (Default)
oh my god, how do I even.

- essay got handed in. on time. YAY.

- full week of classes while still basically running on fumes. BOO.


- museum society day trip to oxford today, YAY4509384.

- I spoke to the director of the pitt rivers museum and actually asked questions that didn't sound stupid, triple yay.

- we got off the bus home and tripped and accidentally a pub for five hours and oh my god I am dying

sure as there's carts to horses

  • Nov. 15th, 2010 at 2:48 AM
sophistry: ([Aubreyad] Surprise is on our side)
Safe and sound at home again,
Let the waters roar, Jack.
Safe and sound at home again,
Let the waters roar, Jack.
Long we've tossed on the rolling main,
Now we're safe ashore, Jack;
Don't forget your old shipmates,

Or: it's the seventh anniversary of the release of Master & Commander (in some timezones, anyway), I finished my Module 1 essay more than twelve hours before the deadline (quality notwithstanding), and I am slightly more-than-tipsy while watching the greatest (b)romance of all time.


And I may or may not have an SFF-geek tea-party tomorrow, and a Museum Studies/Archaeology/History Societies mixer on Wednesday.

Life could be worse. Life could definitely be worse.

Nov. 11th, 2010

  • 12:59 PM
sophistry: ([Iron Giant] askldja)
HOLY SHIT, I just found out that SIR TERRY MOTHERFUCKING PRATCHETT has joined Trinity as an adjunct Professor of English sdlkfjs;lfja BRB FINDING AN EXCUSE TO RE-ENROL IN THE OLD ALMA MATER


  • Nov. 5th, 2010 at 3:25 PM
sophistry: ([beaton] FUCK FUCK FUCK)
Queering the Museum: What happens when we stop thinking the world is straight?

Join artist Matt Smith for a guided tour of the exhibition and Richard Sandell, Head of Museum Studies at Leicester University for a talk about museums and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community on